As legendary science fiction author and Flavorpill favorite Ray Bradbury once said, “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” Wise words Ray, but usually it’s the doing that’s the hardest part!
Enter the right desk. An inspiring work space dedicated to all that your creative heart desires — no matter the size — is the first step to artistic abundance. From a mobile work station with windows you can open and close depending on your privacy needs to a desk supported by balloons that is nothing if not encouraging, click through to find the desk of your dreams that will have you on the path to creative success in no time. Let us know in the comments which one inspires you the most!
K Workstation by Miso Soup Design
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What’s more counterproductive than social networking? A cluttered workspace, according to this insightful New York Times article. Take control of your home office with this elegant, modern work station that has a place for everything you need to be productive and creative — your computer, the perfect pen, a carefully edited, color-coded selection of reference books, and, obviously, a fresh flower.
Koloro-desk by Torafu Architects
Image credit: Akihiro Ito via designboom
This dollhouse of a desk comes complete with a skylight, little windows that open and close, and space for “lighting, flora, hooks for bags and a cord manager for computer use.” The best part? It goes anywhere, so you can take your creative safe place with you wherever you go.
Hot Desk by Boys and Girls
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If a minimal white work space supported by permanent rubber balloons tied with Carbo-Titanium ribbons and giant Jenga blocks doesn’t inspire you, we don’t know what will. This desk is everything a creative work space should be: dreamy, uncluttered, and fun.
Deskbox by Raw-Edges
Image credit: designboom
An elegant work solution for small spaces. The desk-in-a-box concept leaves no room for excuses. Just because you don’t have a designated writing room in your miniscule East Village apartment doesn’t mean you can’t start that short story you’ve been meaning to write for years.
Rewrite by GamFratesi
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Get away from a crowded room in style in your very own cozy, creative safe place.
CEO desk by Staffan Holm & Johannes Tjernberg
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This desk is for the Donald Trump in all of us: bold, daring, over the top, take-no-prisoners, glitzy, glossy, “I have a 5th Avenue apartment appointed with outrageously expensive, but unfortunately tacky decor.” Sit at this desk and be inspired to take over the world.
Broken Desk by Studio Rolf
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Two functional desks in one! Put them together for a traditional working experience, or split them in half for an original solution to the challenge of working with a partner.
Ply Like Lajko by Jiří Junek
Image credit: Kristina Hrabětová via Process
A tribute to Marcel Breuer’s legendary tubular steel desk, this Czech homage is all kinds of post-modern function and contemporary form. The cheerful yellow drawers are sure to brighten any dull day, and the charismatic clean lines require nothing more than you, a pen, and your cute notebook.
Honeycomb Desk by Lorens
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Minimal living (and working) is all about storage. This desk reminiscent of a honeycomb offers a stylish solution to where to hide that in-progress manuscript when guests stop by.
Reindeer Desk by Alex Kozynets
Image credit: Alex Kozynets
If there was a design god, he or she would sit at this desk. Become the next Philippe Starck after clocking a few hours working here.
Southern Blane Gallery, London
Image credit: Alessandro Innocenti Design
This desk by way of artistic craftsmanship might just be the most gorgeous piece of furniture that we’ve ever seen. Like a fine vintage car, we’re pretty sure we’d be afraid to even touch this thing, much less sit and work at it. Don’t let that dissuade you though: you can always sit next to it, look at it, and simply absorb its ingenuity.
Briefcase Desk by Maarten de Ceulaer
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Don Henley famously said “a man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.” Touché, Don, touché. But how many more millions can a man with a briefcase desk steal?